PUBLISHED: 23:27, Fri, Sep 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:47, Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry were previously estimated to cost $1 million (£774,132) per appearance according to a leaked document. But an events manager has claimed the Sussexes’ contract demands may put potential clients off booking the couple for future events.
The royal couple signed up to the New York-based speakers’ bureau, Harry Walker Agency (HWA) in June.
The leaked four-page document labelled ‘Virtual Event Request Form’ reportedly asks event organisers to detail a fee and full sponsorship information.
The international events manager told The Sun he found it “fascinating” that the demands are similar to those enforced by the Royal Family when they attend events.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family earlier this year.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may only receive $250k to $400k instead of a predicted $1 million (Image: getty)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed up to the speakers’ bureau, Harry Walker Agency (Image: getty)
The source said that a lot of organisations who may want to book the Sussexes for an event will “raise their eyebrows” at how much control they are demanding.
He added: "Harry and Meghan coming on the speaker circuit is certainly as significant as the likes of President Obama or Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"The pair are fascinating, uniquely experienced individuals, who have a wide reach, who would have been a huge draw to a live audience pre COVID.
"So back then figures between the 750k and $1m mark seemed steep, but possible.”
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family (Image: getty)
But the events manager said the royal couple are more likely to earn $250k to $400k (£194k to £310k).
He said: "Realistically their